Woman dies and three injured in caravan fire in Suffolk

Police officers said they are supporting the next of kin. Credit: PA

A woman has died and three other people have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a caravan.

Emergency services were called to a site near Saxmundham in Suffolk in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The fire broke out at Wardspring Farm in Leiston Road around 4.40am and was confined to one caravan.

Suffolk Police said three other people were taken to hospital with injuries.

The fire service, East Suffolk Council and Suffolk Police are jointly investigating the incident.

The woman's next of kin are being supported by officers, said police.

The caravan site, marketed as Happy Days Retro Vacations, is home to seven Airstream caravans.

The site’s owners did not respond to a request for comment and its own website appears to be offline but other holiday booking sites say a caravan at the site costs around £66 per night to rent.

The site, which also allows camping, was listed as being closed on some booking sites on Sunday.

Campfires and barbecues are permitted on the site, according to booking sites.

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